CARTE DES GRISONS ET DES COMMUNAUTEZ QUI COMPOSENT LEURS LIGUES; LES ETATS DE ST. GAL, NEUCHASTEL, GENEVE ET QUELQUES AUTRES ETATS ALLIEZ DES SUISSE.

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Henri Chatelain


Carte des Grisons et des Communautez qui Composent leurs Ligues; les Etats de St. Gal, Neuchastel, Geneve et Quelques Autres Etats Alliez des Suisse.

Copper plate engraving printed on fine laid paper, 1720
13 7/8 x 19" (353 x 483 mm ) plus margins.
Very good condition. Black and white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 36489
Price: $200.00
Publisher : Published in Amsterdam by L’Honore & Chatelain.
This impressive engraving is a wonderful example of Chatelain’s elegant plates. Included in the 1720 edition of Atlas Historique, published by Chatelain in Amsterdam, this large chart is the twenty-first plate in volume three. This impressive sheet provides the history of various cities and regions allied with Switzerland at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The top section of the sheet is adorned with nine inset maps of the various regions, including a plan of Geneva and a large map of Switzerland. During the sixteenth century, the Swiss Confederation was composed of thirteen self-governed states. Though they were technically part of the Holy Roman Empire, they had become almost completely liberated when the Swiss defeated Emperor Maximillian in 1499. With them were connected by purchase, or conquest, or free consent, the adjoining lands of Aargau, Thurgau, Wallis, Geneva, Graubündten (Grisons, Rhätia), and the princedom of Neuchatel and Valangin. This informative sheet provides a history of all these regions and a note regarding their location. This impressive chart is a wonderful example of Chatelain’s superb work and a fascinating record of Swiss history. Maps

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